Lincolnshire Football Festival 2023 U7 to U12 Teams

our popular mablethorpe event is back - Join us for a fantastic holiday park and great football venue!

Spring Bank School Holiday Weekend
Friday 2nd June- Monday 5th June 2023

R&T Tours are proud to bring back one of our most popular tournaments for 2023!  And now it's even better with the inclusion of Marshlands the home of Louth Town FC.  Featuring quality playing surfaces, changing rooms, clubhouse and bar it's a great venue to host our Lincolnshire Football Festival. 

Accommodation is at the excellent Haven Golden Sands Holiday Park. Located on a beautiful stretch of the Lincolnshire coast, its a great place to getaway but with lots to do. Modern caravans are joined by two swimming pools and family-friendly activities, including a new Adventure Village. It includes amazing high-adrenaline activities, a brand-new outdoor entertainment stage and a pop-up bar.

With demand expected to be high, please book your places early to avoid disappointment.

Tour Highlights

  • Indoor Pool
  • Adventure Village
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Bar and Restaurants
  • Amusement Arcade
  • Family Film Room
  • Papa Johns onsite
  • Burger King onsite
  • Great tournament venue nearby




Situated in a beautiful setting, the park is only a 5 minute drive to the beach and is the perfect choice for a football tour with a whole host of facilities to keep the family entertained. Furthermore, there is a high standard of accommodation available at the park with Bronze or Silver units to choose from.  Wi-Fi is available free in the entertainment venues, restaurants and bars.

Golden Sands gives all visitors great variety. The Adventure Village is particularly popular with all young guests, and the entertainment is perfect for some evening relaxation. Fishing enthusiasts can venture over to the lovely lake on the park.

There are also lots of great places to visit close to this corner of Lincolnshire. The Lincolnshire Wolds are some of the UK's most stunning, not to mention Lincoln Bomber Command Centre, a great site if you love your history.


Golden Sands has a range of facilities including two swimming pools, outdoor play areas, bars and plenty of places to eat, you'll be spoilt for choice when you visit!

The Adventure Village features includes amazing high-adrenaline activities, and a brand-new outdoor entertainment stage.  There is also a shop for you to buy all those essentials and for when you want a quick meal - Papa Johns and Burger King are right onsite!

Dates and prices per person: 
Golden Sands Holiday Village 4, 6, 8 Berth Caravans - all prices are per person in self catering accommodation    

Spring Bank School Holiday Weekend
Friday 2nd June- Monday 5th June 2023

8 persons in an 8 berth

7 persons in an 8 berth 4* to 6 Persons
Bronze Caravans £90 £103 £120
Silver Caravans £102 £117 £136
* Supplements apply for 2 or 3 persons in a 4 berth unit - please see table below    
Book this tour with a deposit of £35 per person!    

Special Offer:

Book before 14th October 2022 and receive one free place for every 25 persons.
Full deposits are required to qualify for offers.


The  prices quoted for each of the UK tournament venues are based on full 4 & 6 berth occupancy and a minimum of 7 people occupying an 8 berth unit. The following scale of additional charges therefore apply where a unit is under occupied for what ever reason.

Supplementary charge payable - £90.00 per empty bed in 4 berth units
Persons Sharing a 4 Berth Empty Beds Supplement
3 Persons 1 Empty Bed £90 per unit
2 Persons 2 Empty Beds £180 per unit
No supplementary charge for 5 persons occupying a 6 berth unit, or 7 persons occupying an 8 berth unit.


Tournament info: 


U7, U8 - 5v5
U9, U10 - 7v7
U11, U12 - 9v9


The following registration fees are payable PER TEAM.

  • 9v9 £159
  • 7v7 £150
  • 5v5 £145

The football will be played at mainly at Marshlands football grounds - the home venue of Louth FC and considered to be the best in the area. The pitches boast excellent playing surfaces and are approximately 8 miles from the holiday park. The tournament will culminate in a spectacular celebrity presentation evening and will provide a wonderful finale to the weekend. With demand expected to be high for the event, please book your places early to avoid disappointment.

If you are unsure about what age group your players should be entered into, please check the qualifying dates chart in the charts below.


Gender (Youth can be mixed gender)


Qualifying Date




born after Sept 15




born after Sept 14




born after Sept 13




born after Sept 12




born after Sept 011




born after Sept 10


Every member of your party booked with R&T Tours will be allocated an R&T wristband. Please be aware that persons without an R&T wristband will not be able to participate in the football tournament or attend the presentation ceremony. Wristbands cannot be purchased separately.


We have built up a nucleus of quality referees that look forward to attending our events; many have been with us since our UK tournaments began. We will provide qualified referees throughout the competition, as well as qualified assistant referees for the finals. You will therefore be asked to put forward a volunteer assistant referee for the early round matches.


In order to qualify for our tournaments, your team must be affiliated to a County or Schools FA. We DO NOT allow Representative, Football Academy, or Schools of Excellence teams to enter. However, individual players from such teams are allowed as 'guest players' within teams who are eligible to enter the tournament.


Football schedules, location of pitches, and all tournament information will be displayed on our score centre approximately 7 days prior to the start of the tournament. It is extremely important to check this information beforehand.


Injuries unfortunately can happen, and when they do it is essential to have adequate first aid cover. We provide excellent first aid cover at all football venues using the services of organisations such as St Johns Ambulance, Red Cross or other qualified medics

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